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Grateful Dead Live at Freedom Hall on 1993-06-15

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Grateful Dead Live at Freedom Hall on 1993-06-15


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Feel Like A Stranger, Althea, Wang Dang Doodle, Friend Of The Devil, Desolation Row, Don't Ease Me In Victim Or The Crime, Crazy Fingers-> Estimated Prophet-> Spoonful-> He's Gone-> Drums-> Jam-> The Last Time-> Morning Dew, E: Gloria


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Freedom Hall
Location Louisville, KY

Source Audience: Soundfield ST-250 (blumlein)
Lineage Soundfield ST-250 (blumlein mode) > Sony D10-Pro II (48k) > Sony PCM-M1 (1st gen clone) > Oade active cable > Edirol UA-5 (hardware resample to 44.1k) > USB out > HP Omnibook (cool Edit 2000 for record/edit) > CD-WAV > SHN
Taped by James Young and Clay Brennecke
Transferred by Nick Georges

Notes

FOB/DFC Soundfield ST-250 (blumlein mode) > Sony D10-Pro II (48k); hand held for first set; on stand (6') for second set

An uptempo show in regards to playing speed. The songs seem a little quicker pased than normal.

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Reviewer: Gcal - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 7, 2013
Subject: Great show
What a show! jumped on tour in the middle Started in buffalo went to Richfield ohio Louisville, derrcreek, and Washington d.c. Never heard Gloria before or after knew it was going to be a specil show as soon as we got into town!
Reviewer: kikkoman - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 11, 2006
Subject: Solid show start to finish
I was at this one and it was stokin' hot start to finish. I remember tellin a friend that afternoon it would be a show not to be missed. I was right. These shows were indoor arena shows in the middle of summer tour. I missed the beginning of tour having been denied access at the Canada/US border for past indescretion in Canada. However, I crossed again for the Buffalo show and was due to meet up with my girlfriend (who had gone ahead on tour with friends of mine) and my friends. It was great to be in a more intimate atmosphere than a Stadium can ever provide.

The night was magical. Take a look at the setlist. No 'new songs', of which, I had reservations about a few of them. There are very few shows in 1993 without Corinna or Long Way to Go Home if not both). This was classic old school Grateful Dead. It was intimate and felt like home. I remember at the end of the show stranger were hugging all over the venue. I saw this very few times in my priviledged time with the band (65 shows 90-95). It was one of those shows after which everything seemed like it would be OK. If this does not come through on this recording then the recording does not due justice to the show not otherwise.

I would by no means say it is the best show ever nor even the best of 93. However, it has a special place in my heart.
Reviewer: mymokidugway - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 25, 2006
Subject: Overlooked 90s run.
I think this show deserves more credit than it gets here; do I think it's the best ever? Not even close, but I do think this run in Louisville in summer of 93 was one of the last hurrahs before the collapse in 94&95. The collapse both musically, and of the scene; it seemed that entropy had set in prior to the end. On to happier themes, namely this show; I think this show[and the second night] have some of the most solid playing of the Vince era. Both of these shows have a special sound that's different than any other; kind of like the Eugene shows from later in the summer. Really tight and psychedelic. Me and a boatload of friends had a room in the Days Inn, in downtown Louisville, and we completely took over the place. I'm talking 50 people partying, and 20 sleeping in the room. There was also a Honda Goldwing convention going on at the State Fairgrounds, it made for an interesting juxtaposition of cultures. I think we both just tripped out on each other. As for the show, I missed the opening Stanger, sounds great here though. Then a tight Althea w/ great Jerry leads. Next up a bluesy Wang Dang. This FOTD comes closer to the original faster versions than it does to the 80s slow versions. By this time Bobby & Jerry are clicking, big time, both nail thier parts perfectly. I only saw Desolation Row once, and here it is. I think Bobby even remembers most of the words. A solid Don't Ease closes the set. This second set is one of my favorites, I listen to it all the time. Although its not on this version, I vividly remember Jerry tearing into his guitar, leading a searing jam into Victim,it cuts in at the tail end on all the versions I've heard. This Victim, IMHO, is the best ever; Jerry leads the band to insane climaxes. Jerry was playing with a newfound vigor in 93 and it is very apparent at this show. They bring the energy way down for a crystaline Crazy Fingers, Phil lets loose with his 'peels of fragile thunder' during the jam at the end. The line 'Gone are the days we stopped to decide, Where we should go, We just ride', always summed up tour perfectly for me. This version of Estimated is also one of my favorites, Bobby goes nuts screaming 'Oh Yeah, oh yeah' until his voice goes hoarse. Jerry picks the perfect moment to bust out the MIDI flute, taking the jam completely over the top. This is what separates 90s shows for me, the judicious use of MIDI. Out of the ashes of the jam rises, a red hot Spoonful. A tight He's Gone with great harmonies leads into a purcussive Drums. A short space leads into a rollicking Last Time. A monumental Morning Dew closes the show with the boys in classic form. My first, and favorite, out of 5 solid ones that I saw live. I don't think its saying too much to put it in the class of the best in modern times[post Kieth&Donna]. This is the tightest I ever saw Bobby&Jerry play together, I remember them both on the edge of the stage, bathed in the spotlight, weaving an intricate jam climaxing in the closing 'I guess it doesnt matter, anywaaaaaay', accompanied by thunderous bass from Phil. The rare Gloria encore is Rock&Roll at its finest. I hope this review convinces some fans of 90s dead to download it, although I think the Sbd brings the subleties across better, but the Aud has the audience.
Reviewer: clayb - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 7, 2004
Subject: Recording Stats for June 15, 1993
Mastered live FOB DFC from:
by Clay C. Brennecke and James Young using:
AMS ST-250 microphone in the Blumlein Pattern handheld First Set and on a Cool-Lux MD5500 Collapsible Light Stand for Second Set 6"0' in air > AMS Microphone Preamp > Modified Sony TCD D-10 Professional DAT machine
Reviewer: J. Jonah Jameson - favoritefavoritefavorite - June 30, 2004
Subject: Performance: C, Recording: A-
Decent performance. Excellent AUD. Seems like you either get a great show or a great recording, but usually not both at the same time. Some of the best AUD's are of mediocre shows. This show is better than mediocre, but not great.
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